Learning through experience is part of the UC promise and part of why many students choose UC.


An internship can help you:

  • gain professional, major-related work experience
  • develop cross-cutting skills (also called transferable skills) that are valued by every employer
  • evaluate potential career options
  • expand your professional network
  • enhance your resume
  • earn income

Internship or Co-op?

Some schools use “co-op” and “internship” interchangeably, but at the University of Cincinnati, an “academic internship” refers to work that is:

  • Full- or part-time
  • Supervised and evaluated
  • Major-related
  • Paid (exceptions can be made if the internship is with a nonprofit)
  • Can take place in any semester: fall, spring or summer

On-Campus Co-op

In addition to the benefits to be gained from any internship, an on-campus co-op is conveniently located right on campus, and can fit easily into your schedule at only five to 20 hours per week.

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